Dominic Upson is a potter living and working on a small family run Apple farm in Suffolk.
Inspired by old English country pottery, Dominic creates bespoke pieces such as mugs, espresso cups, soup bowls, and sauce dishes, that feel comfortable in the hand and are beautiful to use. On top of his functional range, he also creates large geometric vases using techniques such as coiling and slabbing.
Each simplistic design is finished with a glaze that sinks into the clay, accentuating the accents formed in the making. Soft whites, deep greens, and pale blues provide great standout and a multitude of tones in each piece.
Behind the fantastic range is a wealth of experience. Dominic first started learning pottery whilst studying Art and Design at Suffolk New College. He went on to gain a BA in Ceramic Design from Central Saint Martins and worked in London for three years. He fine-tuned his skills at Turning Earth Ceramics Studio and then as an apprentice for Lisa Hammond MBE. His move back to Suffolk in 2018 saw him setting up his own studio in a barn amongst his family’s apple orchards.
What really shines through in Dominic’s work is the patience and consideration which has been poured into every part of process, making the experience of using the lovingly handmade pieces of art so much more enjoyable.
Watch Dominic as he throws a big jar in his studio...